All of us need help at different moments in our life. The following list includes services that can help you when you need.
If someone is injured or at immediate risk of hurting themselves or someone else, please call 000 immediately.
Someone to talk to
Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
online counselling 9:00 am – 1:00 am Click Here
Youth Beyond Blue
Phone: 300 22 4636
Online chat 3:00 pm – 12:00 am Click Here
Information and forums for young people, families and school Click Here
QLife – Gender and Sexual Diversity
Phone: 1800 184 527
Online chat 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Between 3 pm and midnight, around Australia, in your state every day.
QLife national telephone and web counselling service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, families and friends. Click Here
Support for you
Youth Health Wyong
Phone: 4356 9333
Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Click Here
Yerin Aboriginal Health Service Wyong
Phone: 4351 1040
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Health care to the Central Coast’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Click Here
Chat Safe – Orygen Youth Mental Health
The world’s firs guidelines to support young people in communicating safely online about suicide have been released today by Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. Click here to read the guidelines.
Alcohol and Drug Information Service
Phone: 1800 422 599
If you need information, advice or support about alcohol and other drugs. Click Here
Phone: 4344 7992
Gambling Solutions Central Coast offers free counselling, support and education to anyone affected in any way by problem gambling. Our counsellors are highly qualified in providing specialised treatment in the complexities of gambling addiction. Click Here
NSW Rape Crisis Centre
Phone: 1800 424 017
24-hour counselling and online support for sexual assault and family and domestic violence. Click Here
eMental Health Resources
eMental Health Resources are an online, mostly free CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) based therapy modules that can be completed at home on a mobile phone, tablet device or computer. eMental health resources are evidence based, with most reporting that 97% of users found the online modules useful and would recommend them to a friend or relative to use.
Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM)
Click here to view the YAM booklet with information on services for youth.
Emergency Accommodation Services
Phone: 4325 3540
Phone: 1800 152 152
24-hour State-wide homeless support and accommodation. Click Here
Your local Doctor (sometimes called GP) is also a great place to start – they are trained to help you with any type of physical or mental health concern.
Participating in new activities can help you feel better. Here are some activities you might like to try.
- Physical activities like sport, yoga, dance, swimming.
- Cultural Activities such as music, theatre, films, painting & writing.
- Join or volunteer with an organisation, it might be religion, politics, the environment, animals, gaming or whatever may interest you!
You could also talk to your school counsellor or trusted teacher.
You can get support for whatever you may be going through – you just need to ask for help